No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
The NRC will develop programs to support the superclusters and foster strong collaboration with innovators in both industry and academia. These collaborations with external research organizations, in particular academic researchers and small- and medium-sized enterprises, will be supported through grant and contribution funding.
Supercluster support programs:
- 1Advanced manufacturing (automation and robotics; machine vision; inspection and sensors; simulations and modelling; additive manufacturing; and advanced materials manufacturing);
- 2Digital Health and Geospatial Analytics (research in collaboration with Digital Technology Supercluster members in the areas of: Artificial intelligence and digital enablement for health - using artificial intelligence and digital technologies to improve healthcare delivery and connect it to real-world, evidence-based clinical research; and Geospatial Analytics - using digital geospatial technologies to solve compelling challenges in areas such as agriculture, forestry, environmental monitoring, transportation, and clean energy);
- 3Ocean (collaborative research in the areas of: bio assets; intelligent ocean assets; coastal resilience; and pollution remediation);
- 4Protein industries (genetics and genomics; pre‑breeding crop development and plant technologies; microalgal and macroalgal protein; microbial communities; processing and ingredients; food safety, traceability and sustainability);
- 5Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Logistics (artificial intelligence; transportation system models; autonomous vehicles and machine vision; cybersecurity for logistics).
Comments on Funding:
Grant and contribution funding is provided.
When It Ends:
Specific deadlines for each project
Eligible recipients include:
Large companies of more than 500 employees are not eligible to receive grant and contribution funding, but may collaborate as part of the NRC's programs and initiatives.
Grant and contribution funding is available for international collaborators where there is a benefit to Canada.
Collaborators interested in working with NRC researchers can engage directly with NRC program teams through scheduled workshops and engagement sessions.
Information on how to participate is available on each of the Supercluster Support Program web page.
Once a collaborative project has been identified by an NRC R&D program team and eligibility of the collaborator has been confirmed, NRC collaborators are invited to apply for funding by the National Program Office.
Other Things to Note:
As the programs and projects in support of superclusters are developed, they will be posted here including opportunities for collaboration.
For more information about the NRC's capabilities or to discuss opportunities for collaboration, contact the identified priority leads:
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